Singers From Massachusetts

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Massachusetts has produced a number of Singers who have made it big. These include Mark Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg, Bobby Brown, James Taylor, Bo Burnham and others.
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 1 
Meghan Trainor
(Pop Singer-songwriter Known for her Debut Single 'All About That Bass')
Meghan Trainor
114
Birthdate: December 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Meghan Trainor is an American talent show judge and singer-songwriter. Trainor is credited with promoting body positivity through her music; her songs often have lyrical themes based on personal empowerment and body image. Also a well-known philanthropist, Meghan Trainor works closely with organizations, such as The American Cancer Society. She also takes an active part in several charity events.

 2 
Bobby Brown
(Singer-Songwriter)
Bobby Brown
41
Birthdate: February 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Grammy-winning singer and New Edition member Bobby Brown was a pioneer of the new jack swing, a combination of R&B and hip-hop, and shot to fame with the album Don't Be Cruel and the hit My Prerogative. His marriage to Whitney Houston was plagued with domestic strife and drug issues. 
 3 
James Taylor
(Singer-Songwriter & Musician - One of the Best-Selling Artists of All Time)
James Taylor
16
Birthdate: March 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces

Five-time Grammy Award-winning folk singer James Taylor is best known for his hits You've Got a Friend and Fire and Rain. One of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, he has sold over 100 million records worldwide and has also won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 4 
Paget Brewster
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as ‘Emily Prentiss’ in the TV Series ‘Criminal Minds’)
Paget Brewster
4
Birthdate: March 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Best known as Emily Prentiss from Criminal Minds, Paget Brewster is one of those rare women who declined an offer to be featured on Playboy. She has been appreciated for her roles in The Big Bad Swim and Community. She was nominated for an Emmy for voicing Della in DuckTales.
 5 
Rob Zombie
(Founding Member of the Heavy Metal band 'White Zombie')
Rob Zombie
8
Birthdate: January 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn

The founding member of the popular heavy metal band White Zombie, Rob Zombie is an American singer-songwriter, voice actor, and filmmaker. Having incorporated horror and sci-fi themes into his music and lyrics from the beginning of his career, Zombie often entertains his audience visually in his live shows; he is credited with popularizing shock rock theatricality.

 6 
Mark Wahlberg
(Best Known for His Role in Films: 'The Departed', 'The Fighter' and 'Italian Job')
Mark Wahlberg
29
Birthdate: June 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini

From being a drug dealer to going to prison on the charge of attempted murder, Mark Wahlberg's young life was a troubled one. That is till the time he decided to pull himself out of the mess and live a worthy life. His foray into music began his journey which later took him into the world of television and film.

 7 
Donna Summer
(Singer-Songwriter)
Donna Summer
11
Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 17, 2012
 8 
Donnie Wahlberg
(Founding Member of The Boy Band 'New Kids on The Block')
Donnie Wahlberg
33
Birthdate: August 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo

Donnie Wahlberg is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Popularly known as the bad boy of New Kids on the Block band, Wahlberg faced up to 20 years in prison after he was charged with arson for setting The Seelbach Hilton on fire. The charge was later reduced and eventually dropped after he agreed to appear in public-service videos.

 9 
Joyner Luca
(Known for Remixing Popular Hip Hop Songs)
Joyner Luca
20
Birthdate: August 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Joyner Lucas, previously known as “Future Joyner,” soared to fame with the tracks Lucky You and I'm Not Racist, and earned a Grammy nomination each, with them. He is also known for the popular track Ross Capicchioni and for his infamous feud with Canadian artist Tory Lanez. 
 10 
Nicky Jam
(Singer-Rapper who Rose to Fame with Tracks Like ‘Travesuras’ and ‘El Perdón’)
Nicky Jam
6
Birthdate: March 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces

Nicky Jam is an American singer, actor, and songwriter. Widely regarded as one of the musicians who helped shape the Latino urban music movement, Jam specializes in reggaeton and Latin trap. Although his career took a sharp decline in the mid-2000s, due to his struggles with substance abuse and legal issues, Jam bounced back with successful singles, such as Travesuras.

 11 
Bo Burnham
(Comedian)
Bo Burnham
18
Birthdate: August 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo

Comedian, musician, actor, and filmmaker Bo Burnham started his career as a YouTuber. The funny content he posted soon gained him attention and opened up more opportunities in the entertainment industry. Since then, he has released a few albums and has appeared in many TV shows. His first film as a director was released in 2018.

 12 
That Poppy
(First and Currently Only Female Artist to Be Nominated in a Metal Category)
That Poppy
16
Birthdate: January 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 13 
Scott Grimes
4
Birthdate: July 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
 14 
Clairo
(Record Producer)
Clairo
17
Birthdate: August 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Indie singer Clairo began posting songs on SoundCloud at age 13. She initially recorded covers and soared to fame with her viral track Pretty Girl, a song recorded for the Transgender Law Center, in 2017. Her single Sofia was a Billboard Hot 100-charter. She came out as bisexual on Twitter
 15 
Coi Leray
(Rapper whose music video for 'Huddy' was viewed more than half a million times on YouTube)
Coi Leray
1
Birthdate: May 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
 16 
Al B. Sure!
(Singer-songwriter)
Al B. Sure!
11
Birthdate: June 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
 17 
Joey McIntyre
(Singer, Actor)
Joey McIntyre
3
Birthdate: December 31, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 18 
Jordan Knight
(Singer, musician, singer-songwriter)
Jordan Knight
3
Birthdate: May 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
 19 
Jonathan Knight
3
Birthdate: November 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 20 
Shar Jackson
(Actress)
Shar Jackson
16
Birthdate: August 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
 21 
Myles Kennedy
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)
Myles Kennedy
3
Birthdate: November 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 22 
Jack Haley
(Vaudevillian)
Jack Haley
3
Birthdate: August 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 6, 1979
 23 
Ralph Tresvant
5
Birthdate: May 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
 24 
Robert Goulet
5
Birthdate: November 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 30, 2007

Robert Goulet was an American actor and singer whose career, which spanned almost 60 years, is embellished with a Tony and Grammy Award. He is best remembered for his performance in the popular Broadway musical, Camelot. An actor of French-Canadian origin, Robert Goulet was honored with a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2006.

 25 
Ronnie DeVoe
(Singer)
Ronnie DeVoe
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Birthdate: November 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 26 
Brad Delp
(Singer-songwriter)
Brad Delp
3
Birthdate: June 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 9, 2007
 27 
Billy Squier
(Rock guitarist who released songs like "The Stroke," "Lonely Is the Night," and "My Kinda Lover.")
Billy Squier
3
Birthdate: May 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
 28 
Paul Williams
(American composer)
Paul Williams
4
Birthdate: September 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
 29 
Estelle Parsons
4
Birthdate: November 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 30 
Alisan Porter
(Singer, Actress)
Alisan Porter
8
Birthdate: June 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
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 31 
Michael Bivins
13
Birthdate: August 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
 32 
Susan Tedeschi
(Singer, Guitarist)
Susan Tedeschi
3
Birthdate: November 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 33 
Robert Morse
3
Birthdate: May 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
 34 
Alex Newell
5
Birthdate: August 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
 35 
Gary Cherone
(Singer-Songwriter and Lead Vocalist of the Boston Rock Group ‘Extreme’)
Gary Cherone
3
Birthdate: July 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Gary Cherone is best known as the former lead singer of the rock band Van Halen and the lead vocalist of the band Extreme. He has also formed the band Hurtsmile and has toured with SlipKid, a tribute to the English rock band The Who
 36 
John Bennett Perry
3
Birthdate: January 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 37 
Pooch Hall
(Actor)
Pooch Hall
18
Birthdate: February 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 38 
G Hannelius
(Actress, Singer)
G Hannelius
3
Birthdate: December 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 39 
Black Francis
(Singer-songwriter)
Black Francis
3
Birthdate: April 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
 40 
David Morse
3
Birthdate: October 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
 41 
Adam Granduciel
(Guitarist)
Adam Granduciel
3
Birthdate: February 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Guitarist Adam Granduciel is best known as the frontman and main songwriter of the indie rock band The War on Drugs. He was earlier part of Kurt Vile's backing band The Violators. He has also worked as a record producer for an album by the project Purling Hiss.
 42 
Neil Cicierega
(Comedian)
Neil Cicierega
3
Birthdate: August 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
 43 
Souleye
(Rapper, Musician)
Souleye
0
Birthdate: May 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
 44 
Tammy Grimes
(Actress)
Tammy Grimes
3
Birthdate: January 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 30, 2016
 45 
Jonathan Richman
3
Birthdate: May 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
 46 
Rebecca Pidgeon
(Actress and Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Film ‘Homicide’ and Album ‘Behind the Velvet Curtain’)
Rebecca Pidgeon
7
Birthdate: October 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
 47 
Benzino
(Hip hop executive and performer who released his fourth album, The Antidote, in 2007)
Benzino
1
Birthdate: July 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
 48 
Ed Ames
(Singer)
Ed Ames
3
Birthdate: July 9, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
 49 
Guru
(Rapper)
Guru
5
Birthdate: July 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 19, 2010
 50 
Amerie
(Singer-songwriter, author and actress)
Amerie
0
Birthdate: January 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn